Archive - 2014
With the number of criminal cases filed in Elk County on pace for a record high, changes within the county judicial system are imminent.
Commissioners and county salary board members on Tuesday voted to eliminate two county intermediate punishment program [IPP] positions and create two additional adult probation officer positions.
Restoration work and exterior repairs are still underway on the courthouse clock tower in downtown Ridgway.
Commissioners recently approved a change order for $18,000 to replace damaged artificial slate.
Charles A. Vogt, 62, of Fombell, died Monday, June 30, 2014 while in the comfort of his home.
He was born Nov. 21, 1951 in St. Marys, son of the late Charles and Donna (Oâ€™Brien) Vogt.
Charles was employed in the logging business and later operated heavy equipment for 30 years. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed gardening, hunting, fishing and pitching horseshoes. Despite his illness, Charles was still able to fully harvest and process his own deer last December. Above all, he loved and cherished his family and friends dearly.
Patricia Jeanne Clifford â€śJeanneâ€ť, 85, of 78 Station St., Daguscahonda, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at Elk Haven Nursing Home.
She was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Utica, daughter of the late Otto Fredericks and Genevieve Cratty Stitzinger.
The Bradford American Legion baseball team won 10-1 over Ridgway in action Monday evening at Sandy Beach Recreational Park.
After two scoreless innings, Bradford opened the scoring with a run in the third. Hunter Dixon reached on a one-out bloop single and went to second on a poor pickoff throw by Ridgway. Mike Wilber reached on an infield single to put runners at the corners and John Obermeyer followed up with a sacrifice fly to score Dixon and give Bradford a 1-0 lead.
The St. Marys Little League Softball Senior All-Stars advanced to the finals of the District 10 Senior Tournament with a 12-2, five-inning victory over the Elk County squad Monday night at Benzinger Park.
St. Marys used the one-hit pitching of Sydney Hoffman to record the win. Hoffman went the distance for St. Marys giving up one hit, walking two and striking out nine.
Seneca Resources, who notified Ridgway residents of their intentions to conduct seismic testing in late spring, has recently brought a team to Ridgway in order to conduct the tests.
Seismic Equipment Solutions in conjunction with Blueline Geo out of Fort Worth, Texas, have set up shop off of Front Street in Ridgway and are reportedly testing areas in the Boot Jack and state Route 120 areas.
Matthew J. "Matt" Sprague, 30, of 235 West Center St., Johnsonburg, died Saturday, June 28, 2014 at his residence following a lengthy illness.
He was born Dec. 29, 1983, son of Lawrence "Larry" Sprague and Peggy Dickinson Sprague.
He graduated from Johnsonburg Area High High School in 2003 and resided in Johnsonburg all his life. He was a member of Holy Rosary Church, Central Hose Company, and was an avid Cinch player. He was a Walmart associate for 10 years.
Two huge innings helped propel the Elk County Senior League All-Stars to a 22-10 victory over Smethport/Mt. Jewett in District 10 softball tournament action Saturday afternoon at the Ridgway Little League fields along Grant Road.
Elk County scored seven runs in the second inning and nine in the seventh. Overall, Elk County finished the game with 19 hits.
WILCOX â€“ DuBois took advantage of several costly mistakes Saturday afternoon in a 6-3 win over the Elk County All-Stars in the Junior League.
Down 2-0 early in the game, DuBois got three runs with two outs in the home half of the second inning to take the lead.
Jack Mohney worked a two-out walk to put a runner on base, and Buddy Lines followed with a single to left center field to put runners at the corners. A bloop single from Coy Donahue to center field, just past the shortstop's glove, plated Mohney and cut the lead to a run.